By Ismail Kwame Nkurunziza
As we edge closer towards the 2021 scientific election, more politicians will have to include social media savvy public figures to help them reach potential voters during their campaigns.
Less than five days after blogger Ashburg Kato used his Facebook page to brag about how he had played a critical role in the victory of some the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Chief Executive Committee (CEC) members, Rtd. Maj. Gen. Jim Muhwezi Katugugu has also hired a team of social media influencers to garner support for him in Rukungiri District.
Muhwezi, who is the former minister for Health, wants to contest for the Rujumbura Constituency seat in Rukungiri District on NRM ticket in the forthcoming elections.
Our Moles reveal that he recently posted photos on his Facebook page which he took with popular events promoter Balam Barugahara, Ashburg Kato and a one Isma at his palatial upcountry home.
Muhwezi wants to reclaim the Rujumbira parliamentary seat which he lost in 2016.
In his post Ashburg Kato told his 133,000 thousand Facebook followers that he was in the south western district of Rukungiri to teach NRM supporters how to participate in a scientific elections.
To reclaim the parliamentary seat, Muhwezi who is rumoured to still be friends with Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) stalwart Rtd. Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye, will have to defeat the current Member of Parliament Fred Turyamuhweza.